Laura is by Vera Caspary. This wonderful novella is a classic that everyone should read. The basis for the classic noir film staring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews, one of my all-time favorite movies - if you haven't ever seen this movie RENT IT NOW! Laura Hunt works for an advertising agency, and is engaged to marry a playboy named Shelby Carpenter; much to the chagrin of her long time friend, the famous columnist Waldo Lydecker. When Laura is found murdered in her apartment, Detective Mark McPherson is called in to solve the crime. Who killed Laura Hunt? Wait for the huge plot twist in Part II of the book, it is a complete game changer. I LOVE this book (and the movie) and therefore it is a Reader's Corner Highly Recommended Read.
Ratings: 10th grade - 10 out of 10 - P (profanity).